Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Back at it!

Well, instead of trying to catch up, I'm just going to start posting again - I still seem to get an awful lot of hits, so hopefully everyone will be pleased to see some new content! We went ice fishing in North Bay this January, and stopped near Sebright, Ontaio on the way... at least there is some winter happening somewhere...



Back on the highway, headed to Tom's home town of North Bay.  The view behind us was stunning, and this is the only way I get in the shots, too!!



And then we got to Lake Nipissing. 


And here I am happy in the shack!




Thursday, September 15, 2011

Some Summer Garden Pictures

As promised in the title;
Bee Balm - family Lamiaceae consisting of roughly 60 different species of Monarda and no, I don't know which kind I have!
 



This is a neat shot I got of one of my hibiscus


Another hibiscus



Nasturtium (Tropaeolum genus)







Bee Balm and Phlox



 Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)







Basil and tomatoes - a match made in heaven!




Sunday, August 21, 2011

Summer Skies

I was looking through my photos and I realized I had a lot of these from this summer, so here are some of my favorites;

These were taken on August 21, 2011.  The same day there was an F8 Tornado in the town of Goderich about 100km northwest of here. 













The following are all just pictures I found that I've taken of the skies this July and August...








 Port Franks




Port Elgin



 London







Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Springbank Park Bike Ride August 17, 2011

After a lackluster summer in the wild life department, this bike ride made up for it!



There was a Great Blue Heron - with a fish in it's beak...



Somebody else's lunch...



A red-tailed hawk...


 That scared out an Osprey...


That I was too far away from to get a shot of fishing...


On my way out of the park I saw a momma deer with...

 Her two babies!!



Another Great Day!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bruce Peninsula National Park July 26, 2011




There are just so many rocks, everywhere!!


The beach is even made of rocks!



The water is unbelievably clear - look, you can see all the rocks through the water, clear as anything!



This is the famous "grotto".  It was very wavy.  As we were only there for a short time, I didn't go in - I couldn't tell what was what. Given all the rocks, I was too intimidated to do more than sit at the edge and get splashed. That was enough - I almost got knocked over enough times just sitting there!  We definitely have to go back when we can spend some more time there.


And when we come back I want to be in this perfect Canadian beer commercial!  (this is Cypress Lake)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Osprey lunch!

Went out to see what was going on at the osprey nest - lunch!  I don't know personally if they fledged any babies this year or not, but a friend of mine seems to think they did.  Hope so!